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Physician Assistant Program - Clinical Clerkship Information

PHYA5249, PHYA5349, PHYA6139, PHYA6239 Physician Assistant Clerkships (12, 8, 12, 12 credits)
A series of clinical experiences offered in various medical specialties which are conducted in hospitals, clinics and private medical practices.  Through close supervision, students will have the opportunity to develop clinical skills, including the understanding of the management of common illnesses. The clerkships include a two-hour bi-monthly practicum seminar which is devoted to discussion of clinical cases, special lectures, discussion of issues in medical ethics, and presentation of articles from medical journals.

The Physician Assistant Clerkships consists of fifty five (55) weeks of clinical rotations. There are nine (9) required rotations and two (2) elective rotations. Students are assigned to clinical sites for all required rotations. Students may choose their elective rotations. In addition, there are nine (9) weeks of vacation time scheduled throughout the clinical clerkship phase of the program.

Internal Medicine 8 weeks Intensive Care Medicine 4 weeks
Surgery 8 weeks Emergency Medicine 4 weeks
Family Medicine
6 weeks Medical Sub-Specialty Selective (choose from:  Cardiology, Gastroeneterology, Infectious Disease, or Geriatrics) 4 weeks
OB/GYN 4 weeks Psychiatry 3 weeks
Pediatrics 6 weeks Electives (2) 8 weeks







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